Erik Fielding is successful in every way, except in his quest to find a wife. When a former lover reappears in his life, the temptation to indulge in a red-hot reunion is more than he can resist. But falling for her may cost a part of himself he hadn’t counted on—his heart.
Layla Krause has a promise to keep to her recently deceased mother—meet the half-sister she didn’t know she had. Crossing paths with the man she’d helped through his grief in college offers an unexpected perk to spending a month getting to know her newfound sibling. The outlet he provides is balm to her body and soul.Long dormant sparks between Erik and Layla become a raging fire, but the secrets she hides could do more damage than the flames from their attraction. He’ll have to sweeten the deal to get her out of a self-imposed jam.
MF; Erotic Romance; 25,039 words
A steamy no-strings affair isn’t all it’s cracked up to be for a sassy egg seller and the sexy businessman trying to take her farm.
Haunted by her traumatic childhood, forty-year-old Lindie Brewster finds a measure of peace living alone in rural Ohio with her chickens and gardens to keep her company. Living life on her own terms has gone off without a hitch, until her sexy new neighbor threatens to ruin everything.
Divorcee and reconfirmed bachelor Blaine Stockwell has always had a life plan, and regaining possession of his grandparents’ farm is at the top of his priority list, in addition to being a good father to his nephews. When his lawyer’s generous offers don’t convince the current owner to sell, a little reconnaissance is in order.Finding Lindie naked in the backyard tempts Blaine to enjoy another kind of arrangement while searching for a solution to their standoff. A no-strings affair improves both their dispositions until a more-than-business proposal and the past threaten to scramble their newly hatched feelings for each other.
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A gang of masked gunmen murder a man right in front of reporter Olivia Brant. Now they're after her—the newswoman witness who won't rest until she gets her story. She's rescued in the nick of time by a six-foot-four former bodyguard, but Olivia hardly feels safe. She's certain Daniel Ash is connected to her investigation into the dead man's business dealings, but how? With no one left to trust, Olivia accepts Daniel's offer of shelter at his abandoned country house in rural Ontario. But the killers are not far behind, and determined that Olivia takes the evidence she's uncovered to her grave.
Widower Drew Fulton wants nothing more than to give his boss an earful for taking him away from daughters and tricking him into spending four days—and a blizzard—with his quick-tempered new client. Unfortunately, her temper isn’t all that’s hot.
Deli owner and single mom Pepper McCann might be attracted to her marketing guy, but she has no intention of falling for her cousin’s underhanded matchmaking scheme. She has enough complications in her life without getting involved with a man who still mourns his dead wife. Unfortunately, the road to hell’s kitchen is paved with good intentions.
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Determined to put the past behind him and follow through on his dream, Kane Hardesty moves to a new town to open his cupcake shop. A little cross-promotion deal with the delectable latté-skinned barista seems like the perfect combination of business and pleasure, but her uncle’s merger suggestion sounds even better.
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Divorcee Lee Anne Terrell is happy to indulge in a no-strings affair with her handsome computer geek while she gets to know her newfound half-sisters and opens Reel Time Bait and Stock. Unfortunately, her biology degrees didn’t prepare her for the unexpected evolution of hot-and-heavy sexual attraction into heart-stopping love.But an ocean stands between them when they share their true feelings. He won’t settle for less than marriage and she’s vowed never to marry again. The most important catch of his life may prove impossible to reel in, even when she’s already taken the bait.